A two-vehicle accident resulted in a fatality in Miller County Tuesday morning.

A two-vehicle accident resulted in a fatality in Miller County Tuesday morning.

Thomas L. Ciavarella, 45, was driving his 2002 Chevy Malibu on Route BB as Brandon W. Whittle, 44, was driving his 1990 Peterbuilt on MO 42. Ciavarella failed to yield to Whittle while attempting to turn left and pulled in front of Whittle. Both vehicles skidded off the left side of the road. Ciavarella then struck a mailbox. 

Ciavarella was pronounced dead at the scene, next of kin have been notified. Whittle received no injuries. The Malibu was totaled and the Peterbuilt received moderate damage.

Ciavarella was not wearing a safety device at the time of the accident, Whittle was.

This is Troop F'S 2nd fatality of January and of 2020.